Who the Governors are and what we do

Who are we?

 We currently have a Governing Body of seven people.

Name Category Appointing Body Term of Office Member of Committee
Michelle Leonard Co-Opted (Chair)   6th October 2019 RACS, F&P, A
Gill Knox Headteacher     All
Jayne Stevens LA Appointed (Vice Chair) Local Authority 14th July 2017 RACS, F&P, F
Beckie Hoof Parent By Election 9th October 2018 RACS, F&P, F
Helen Parry Staff By Election 9th October 2018 RACS, F&P
Alisdair Lewis Co-Opted     RACS, F&P, F
Susie Thompson Associate   19th October 2018 All
Sarah Harrahy Clerk to Governors Local Authority    


What do the Governors do?

The Governors have 3 main roles in the school which link into the key inspection areas of an OFSTED evaluation:

  • Behaviour and Safety
  • Quality of teaching
  • Pupil Achievement 
  • Quality of leadership and Management

These are:

  1. Strategic – contributing to the school’s vision and strategic aims 
  2. Critical Friend – monitoring and evaluating performance, challenge and support of the head teacher
  3. Accountability – ensuring the school is accountable to pupils, local community, staff and those who fund it

There are 3 Full Governing Board meetings a year in the Autumn/ Spring and Summer terms.

There are committee meetings held throughout the year:

Raising Attainment & Celebrating Success (RACS)

Finance, Personnel, Buildings & Maintenance (inc Health & Safety) (F&P)

Appeals (as required) (A)

First Committee (as required) (F)


For information on how to become a Governor and to see a copy of the Governors’ Handbook please go to: